Now that the Midterm elections are coming to an end let’s talk about the results:
WOMEN ARE TAKING CONTROL!!
More specific, more than 100 women are in the House of Representatives!
This is a major improvement for America, finally women are getting a chance to play in the major leagues of government. I wonder if this is because more women are just running for office? Or is it because women are sick of the current administration? Or is it a combination? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that it’s about time for women to have a voice in politics. Maybe now we can start to have a say on OUR reproductive rights.
EVEN BETTER is that this feminist achievement is INTERSECTIONAL!
The first Native American women won a seat in Congress, Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland. These two democratic women won in the states of of Kansas and New Mexico. On top of representing the Native American community in Congress, Davids is also the first openly gay person from Kansas, representing the LGBTQ+ community as well.
Continuing this intersectional thread, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be the first Muslim women in congress. Coming from the states Michigan and Minnesota these women are kicking the patriarchy to the curb and are winning on all levels.
And to list some of the other major accomplishments during the midterm elections we have:
- First openly Gay man elected to congress: Jared Polis from Colorado
- First Female senator from Tennessee elected to Congress: Marsha Blackburn
- First female senator guaranteed from Arizona: Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema are locked in a tight race and it is unclear who will officially win, yet both are women!
- First hispanic women from Texas to go to Congress: Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia
- First female governor to South Dakota: Kristi Noem
Now something I noticed about this list is there’s a lot of “First.” Yes this is a good thing but why did it take so long for these firsts to happen? Reference back to @vagibond1 ‘s post, The Future is Female, where they discuss the the femininity of other governments around the world, some even in developing countries. So why can’t we, America, the “greatest country on earth” (we aren’t hence the quotations), having such a hard time implementing women, LGBTQ+, and other minorities to our government? Why has it taken this long?
Well I have a proposal:
What if Trump was a necessary evil?
What if we needed Trump to win presidency to have a higher voter turnout in Midterm elections?
What if Trump’s presidency is the reason for higher young voter turn out?
For higher numbers of women winning office?
Now I know this theory is terrifying, how many necessary evils do we ned to go through? What will the longterm implications be from Trump’s presidency? What idiocracy and turmoil will he put this country through during his remaining time in office?
These are for sure things to consider. However, allow this post to provide you will hope. Hope that change is coming and the wave is only beginning…